The Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) during a special raid conducted in Suhandipuram, Pudukuduirippu in Mullaitivu has recovered a haul of cannabis worth 26 million rupees and nabbed five suspects yesterday (Dec 30).
Reportedly, the SLNS Gotabaya in the Eastern Naval Command jointly with the Police STF in Mullaitivu has recovered 89 kilos and 200 grams of Kerala cannabis that were kept standby to transport by three motorcycles. Four suspects were taken into custody during the raid.
Further, search in the area has led to nab another suspect and a locally made illegal firearm, the SLN also said.
The SLN sources believe that the street value of seized stock of Kerala cannabis was over Rs. 26 million.
The entire operation was conducted conforming to healthcare guidelines, the SLN confirmed and further said that the suspects reportedly residents of Vishwamadu South, Udayarkattu, Udayarkattu South and Mungilaru, from 21 to 43 years of age were handed over to the Pudukuduirippu Police for onward legal proceedings together with the cannabis haul, firearm and their motorcycles.